Thursday, December 18, 2014

Lower Route, Section #26

We're just past the hanging feeder now and it seems that the bucks are starting to return after scattering during gun season.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Upper Route, Section 30, part 2

I guess I didn't move this camera the last time I swapped memory cards, so here are more visitors to the same spot where the 'rainbow' appeared the other day. One new bird to add the list - the dove.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Lower Route: At the Hanging Feeder

This feeder automatically spreads shelled corn on the ground twice a day (7am and 4pm) though you can set it to feed as many as 6 times a day. Before moving further down the path, I decided to turn the camera sideways to see who has been visiting.  It appears that this deer has figured out that if he bumps the feeder with his nose, more shelled corn will fall out, day or night. We may have to hang it a big higher next year ;)  He's certainly not afraid of it!

Birds and squirrels cleaned up the ground during the day but none of the pictures were special. I'm hoping the wild turkeys return soon. The only other visitor was a lone raccoon at night.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Upper Route, Section #30

I stayed out of the woods for the most part during deer gun season, and when I did go to the cameras, I found absolutely no deer photos. My friend Kess hunted 5 of the 7 days with no luck, though I have to give a tip-of-the-cap to Tim of Team Tim & Amy who walked back and popped one in less than an hour!

Here is a mix of pics to get the blog rolling again. The camera is now facing the downhill stretch to Luggage Beach. The first photo you'll see appears to show a rainbow that has formed in the valley. I have no idea what it really is, but I'm taking it as a sign of good news. You see, there IS a pot of gold at the end of that rainbow - Nigel and Natalie's new son Wilder! I'm happy to report that both mother and baby are doing just fine, and that I've never seen a prouder papa than Nigel ;)

Meanwhile, the other camera at the top of the hill seems to have spent the week with dead batteries. It caught this image shortly after I visited to swap memory cards, and didn't take another photo for the next week. You might remember, this is the camera with the digital display that no longer works, so I don't get the usual low-battery warning these days.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Upper Route, Section #29

We're back down to where the path runs parallel to the creek again. Today's buck - I'm not sure if he's posing for the blog or taunting the hunters!

After reaching the path, he turns and pauses for the camera, walks away, and then comes back for a second photo. Although the two shots were caught 2 minutes apart, they're remarkably similar.